Surprisingly, there is no documentation on the official site http://virt-manager.org/ I specifically need documentation on bridged / host-only / NAT virtual networking via the GUI.

  • What sort of documentation ? virt-manager is a graphical tool. RHEL has some, see also libirt. It would help if you have a specific question with a specific step. – Panther Nov 20 '14 at 5:01
  • Like I said, I specifically need documentation on bridged / host-only virtual networking via the GUI. virt-manager has two tabs to configure networking; that confuses me. Tabs are 'Virtual Networks' and 'Network Interfaces' and can be accessed by right clicking 'localhost (QEMU)' and choosing 'details' Hope this is specific enough. – melvincv Nov 21 '14 at 5:52
  • See access.redhat.com/documentation/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/… - I aslo suggest you read the documentation on qemu and libvirt libvirt.org/docs.html kvm (and to some extent vbox) are built on qemu and virt-manager is a graphical front end for libvirt. – Panther Nov 21 '14 at 13:53
  • Network interfaces configure the vitrual network hardware and vitrual networks is how the virtual machine connects to your network (NAT, private network, bridge). – Panther Nov 21 '14 at 13:55
  • Well, I'd like to configure 'Bridged Networking' with my NIC card, as I did in Virtualbox. Should I use 'Virtual Networks' or 'Network INterfaces'? – melvincv Nov 28 '14 at 9:13

It depends on your version of virt manager

In your guest, select host networking

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If your version of virt manager does not automatically add a bridge you need to manually configure your bridge.




You might found all required instruction on this site https://www.linux.com/learn/create-and-run-virtual-machines-virt-manager

There is a section at the beguining about bridged networking

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